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2016 AIA East Bay/UC Berkeley Joint Lecture

Thirty-Second Annual AIA East Bay/UC Berkeley Joint Lecture:  Meejin Yoon + Eric Höweler – Höweler + Yoon, Boston

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Wurster Hall, UC Berkeley Campus
Cost: Free, open to all, seating is limited
1.5 CES/LUs

Reception and Dinner
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: The International House, 2299 Piedmont Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94720

Contact: 510/464-3600
Cost: $175 for sponsorship/includes one dinner ticket; $50 for extra dinner tickets
All dinner attendees enjoy reserved lecture seating. Please Click Here to Register

1.5 CES LUs

Höweler + Yoon
is a internationally recognized architecture and design studio, founded by principals Eric Höweler, AIA and Meejin Yoon, AIA. Their multidisciplinary practice operates in the space between architecture, art, and landscape. Their work has been awarded the Audi Urban Futures Award in 2012, the United States Artist Award in Architecture and Design in 2008, Architecture Record’s Design Vanguard Award in 2007, the Architecture League’s Emerging Voices Award in 2007, and the Rome Prize in Design in 2005.

Meejin and Eric are the authors of Expanded Practice: Projects by Höweler + Yoon and MY Studio (Princeton Architectural Press 2009), Public Works: Unsolicited Small Projects for the Big Dig (MAP Book Publishers 2008), and Absence, a World Trade Center Memorial artist book (Printed Matter and the Whitney Museum of Art 2003).

Höweler + Yoon’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, the Institut Valencia d’Art Modern in Spain, and the National Art Center in Tokyo.

J. Meejin Yoon, AIA

Meejin Yoon, AIA, FAAR (b. Seoul, Korea) is an architect, designer and educator. She is a Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she received the Irwin Sizer Award for the Most Significant Improvement to MIT Education. Recently, Meejin was awarded Architectural Review’s New Generation Design Leadership Award. Prior to founding Höweler + Yoon, Meejin received a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University with the AIA Henry Adams Medal in 1995, a Masters of Architecture in Urban Design with Distinction from Harvard University in 1997, and a Fulbright Fellowship to Korea in 1998.

Eric Höweler, AIA

Eric Höweler AIA, LEED AP (b. Cali, Colombia) is a registered architect with over 15 years of experience in practice. He received a Bachelor of Architecture and a Masters of Architecture from Cornell University. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Prior to forming Höweler + Yoon Architecture, Eric was a Senior Designer at Diller + Scofidio where he worked on the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and the Juilliard School/ Lincoln Center in New York. As an Associate Principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Eric acted as the senior designer on the 118 story ICC Tower in Hong Kong.

Lecture Dinner

Each year we ask East Bay firms to help underwrite the expense of bringing in a renowned architect to Cal. Through the firms’ generosity we are able to present international architects such as Andrea Leers, Fuhimiko Maki, Craig Dykers and Merrill Elam without charging for the lecture. One benefit of sponsorship is attendance at the lecture dinner. The traditional wine reception and dinner precedes Ms. Yoon and Mr. Howeler’s lecture. Dinner guests have reserved seats at the lecture hall–a must for this popular lecture series!

Funds to underwrite the costs of this program are provided by the following 2016 sponsors:

Byrens Kim Design Works

Carol Shen, FAIA

Dealey, Renton & Associates

Dolan’s Windows & Doors

ELS Architecture & Urban Design


Glass Associates, Inc.

Goring & Straja Architects

Graff Architects

Harriman Kinyon Architects

Haviland Associates Architects

HKIT Architects


Kava Massih Architects

Lowney Architecture

LPAS Architecture + Design



Noll + Tam Architects and Planners

Pacific Coast Building Products

Powell & Partners, Architects



Richard Avelar + Associates

Siegel & Strain Architects

Swatt I Miers Architects

Taylor Design

Tolbert Design Architects

Urban Field Studio

Interested in sponsorship? Contact Sidney at